We are delighted you are considering Cardozo School of Law for your LL.M. degree.
Below you will find the required application materials for international students only.
- phone Phone 212-790-0857
You may apply for admission to begin your studies in the Fall or Spring semester.
- Dec 01
Priority Deadline for Spring Admissions
- Jun 15
Priority Deadline for Fall Admission
- May 03
Deadline for Summer Admissions (for Online LL.M. Program)
An application is considered complete and ready for review by the admissions committee when all items on the application checklist have been received. We will continue to accept applications after the priority deadline as space permits.
- Personal Statement
- Letter of Recommendation
- Transcript(s) of law degree
- Transcript(s) of any other degrees earned from any college, university, graduate, school or professional school
- TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable)
We accept applications through the LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS), or directly to Cardozo via the Online Application.
Paper materials are accepted by our team as attachments via email at LLM@YU.EDU, followed by original documents to be mailed to:
Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Resume / Curriculum Vitae
The resume/CV should be current at the time of application and include information about education (including dates of attendance at universities and dates of degrees received) and work experience (including employer names and locations, position titles, dates of employment, and description of responsibilities for the position held).
Two (2) typed, double-spaced pages. The statement should describe your reasons for pursuing an LLM degree and include any information you believe would be helpful to the Admissions Committee in making its decision.
Letter of Recommendation
One letter of recommendation is required and can be submitted through the LSAC or directly to Cardozo. The letter should be addressed to "Cardozo School of Law" and may be written by law school professors and employers or colleagues whose supervisory positions permit informed evaluations of your qualifications. If you do not register with LLM CAS, an original letter of recommendation on letterhead with an original signature must be submitted to the LLM Admissions Office at Cardozo Law. If the recommender chooses to email us the letter of recommendation s/he may do so at email@example.com.
You will need to submit official transcripts from your first degree in law, and any other universities attended. The transcript should be an official record from the academic institution, clearly indicating the dates of attendance, the courses taken, the grades received, and the degree conferred.
Transcripts can be submitted via LSAC CAS report, or directly to Cardozo. If you do not register with LLM CAS, the original, official transcript of your law degree, with a certified translation must be mailed to Cardozo, preferably directly from your law school. Transcripts of students coming from partnering schools can be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. To check if your school is a partner of Cardozo, please email us anytime.
Original transcripts may be submitted directly to Cardozo's Admissions Office by the issuing institute or by the applicant. (See mailing address above.)
International applicants are strongly encouraged to use the LLM CAS International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service. Evaluations provide the Admissions Committee with your US grade equivalency and facilitate the review process. WES and other evaluation services are also accepted.
Application documents must be in English. For documents not originally written in English, a certified translation must be made by one of the following: a consulate, a professional agency, or the institution issuing the original document. If an English translation is required, and the issuing institution will NOT provide one, please submit your copy of the transcript to a translation service. Then send Cardozo the certified translation with the official original transcript in an unopened sealed envelope with the issuing administrator’s signature along the envelope seal.
Translations by the applicant will not be accepted. Any application documents submitted without appropriate English translations will not be accepted.
English Proficiency Requirement
Full immersion and success in Cardozo’s LLM Program, where students engage in a Socratic dialogue with professors and class members, requires a high level of English proficiency. Students are expected to comprehend and process both written and spoken English with ease and should be able to express themselves in like manner. Such proficiency should be achieved prior to enrollment. Cardozo Law School does not provide English language courses.
If your first degree in law was taught in a language other than English, you must satisfy the English Proficiency Requirement. To satisfy the English Proficiency Requirement, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Cardozo Law TOEFL Code 2489) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid only within two years of the date of your LL.M. application submission.
If you have registered with the LLM CAS, your test results will be forwarded to Cardozo. Otherwise, please have your official results sent to the Office of Admissions at email@example.com.
An applicant may request a waiver of the English Proficiency Requirement if an applicant:
- has previously earned a university-level degree in a program where English was the primary language of instruction, or
- has conducted the majority of his/her professional work in English
The waiver request must be submitted in writing with your application. Documentation from the college or university confirming English as the language of instruction, or a letter from a supervisor confirming English as the primary language of business should be attached to the waiver request. Waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Committee. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.